Ralph E. Exton | Chief Marketing Officer
Ralph provides strategic leadership and program direction for the business’s marketing activities and sustainability efforts.
He also serves as the business program manager for the GE Experienced Commercial Leadership Program (ECLP), which is designed to attract, retain, and grow a diverse and global population of future sales and marketing leaders for GE businesses.
Ralph joined Water & Process Technologies in 2002 and has held a number of roles with increasing responsibility for commercial operations, business development, marketing, and sales management. Prior to assuming his current role in February 2012, Ralph served three years as the global sales leader for channel partner development for Engineered Systems.
Ralph is an ambassador for ecomagination*, GE’s commitment to imagine and build innovative solutions for today’s environmental challenges while driving economic growth. He is also the leader of the Water for Humanity program for GE Water, a philanthropic initiative that helps provide safe drinking water to communities in need.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organization of water quality professionals, elected Ralph to their 2012-2013 Board of Trustees. Ralph is also the co-chair for the AIChE International Society for Water Solutions.
Ralph earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and has over 26 years of advanced water treatment, purification, and reuse experience.